Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Thanks to everyone for the kind words yesterday. Some days are like that, right? Things improved because I did get to leave early to go to the dentist, my kids were brave (ish) and we had fun listening to music in the car.
Then we had a good dinner (homemade chicken tenders (baked), mashed potatoes, corn), I didn't eat more than I was supposed to, and I got to have some good downtime with the husband watching TV (The Walking Dead and Flipping Out, DVRd).
I was literally kicked out of my bed (same child who woke me up the night before) so again I didn't get great sleep. Moved myself to the couch. But hopefully I can get to bed tonight by 10:00, and catch up!!
Hoping for a quick lunchtime workout today -- cardio and core -- and then my son's Christmas program is tonight at school. Should be fun to see friends and hear the kids sing.
Monday, December 03, 2012
I didn't sleep well last night, for one thing (woken twice by a child and then tossed and turned), and I was annoyed at home with [some annoying home stuff] most of the day yesterday, and last night. So despite getting the house cleaned and half of the Christmas stuff up, I'm still in a mood this morning. I'm trying to talk myself out of it... be grateful... start over fresh, forgive, etc. but it's lingering.
I had hoped that this work-week, during which most of our managers are away at a conference, would therefore feel free and easy! Woo! But so far it's another Monday, and a lonely one, to boot.
I HATE not getting good sleep.
Here's hoping I get my &@*! turned around soon.
Friday, November 30, 2012
the next several days here are supposed to be beautiful. High 60s, sunshine, low humidity. Perfect for walking! Hope that means I'll DO some walking, in between cleaning and decorating the house.
Just did 30 minutes and it put me over my weekly goal of 560 calories burned. I don't think I've ever exceeded that goal before! So
Hope you are having a good week, too! Thanks for reading!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
I was about to get stressed out last night with all the things that needed doing. Baths for the kids, I had 2 overripe bananas and wanted to make banana bread, I needed to get the Thanksgiving decorations put away and the house cleaned up, and some financial paperwork needed finishing... and I hadn't worked out yet.
By 9pm the kids were in bed so I started the bread, did my paperwork, and got things picked up. When I took the Thanksgiving stuff down to the basement I thought, "Well, I could just do a quick 10-minute video (Coach Nicole of course) while I'm down here." So I did that one, and then, because I had wanted to do core work yesterday too, did a 10-minute abs video too.
It's really true that once you get started, you'll likely do more than 10 minutes.
Only bad part was that I had a hard time falling asleep. But I was glad to knock most of my tasks out AND still log some fitness minutes.
Hopefully the house is now ready to put up Christmas stuff this weekend!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Yesterday I had to "fit in" 15 minutes of low-impact cardio -- I did 5 minutes on the stairs in the office, and then late in the afternoon I managed a 10 minute walk.
Today, though, I want to do a good 20-minute walk/run and some strength. Arms and legs.
I really wish I could figure out a way to workout in the mornings before work. Maybe tomorrow I'll attempt to wake up at 5:00. It's doable, but only if I get to bed by 10, which is difficult.
I am encouraged, though -- one week into this new plan, I weigh one pound less, and that is a very nice thing to see. I'm going to keep pushing myself. Yesterday I was hungry but I resisted like heck. After school is a hard time, and dinnertime is hard. I tried to eat dinner v e r y s l o w l y. Drank my water; spent time eating the ice, even (politely! I tried not to crrrrrunch it! heh!).
Here's to one more successful day!
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